It’s hard to believe that Bailey of Bristol’s Pegasus model touring caravan range was launched six years ago and introduced the Alu-Tech manufacturing process in to caravan design. Move on into another decade and we now have the fourth generation of the Bailey Pegasus, with new development and methodology. Over a seven-month timeline “Project Aurora” as it’s known has moved from 3D design to an eight-stage programme involving considerable investment in time, staff training and recruitment .
There are seven layouts in the Pegasus 2016 portfolio; the popular Genoa, Verona and Rimini models have been recalled but re-configured to make the most of the interior living space.
The five-berth single axle Pegasus Ancona has also been retained but re-designed with a dedicated children’s bedroom at the rear and a full-width transverse end washroom. There is an option for a dealer-fit sixth berth. A new model, the Pegasus Palermo is a twin-axle model, a big brother to Ancona. The continued success of the four-berth end washroom layout, Pegasus Verona, led to lateral thinking and the design of Pegasus Modena, a compact model with MTPLM of 1,300kgs and a body length of under 5.5 metres, yet accommodating a fixed double bed and an end washroom. Pegasus Brindisi completes the collection; a single axle four-berth with a transverse island bed layout.
When you see the range, don’t be surprised to note some of the design nods from the current Unicorn range, like Mendip Ash furniture and Italian stone-look kitchen work tops, nor the reduction of weights; there’s an average weight reduction across the new Pegasus models of 20kgs. And don’t assume price hikes either.
One way that weights have been reduced is the new Dream Sleep soft furnishing design. With higher new shaped lighter backrests giving better lumbar support and model specific ‘Dream Sleep’ mattress with lightweight honey core foam construction and breathable anti-bacterial fabric; the seating-to-mattress make up is quicker and easier too.
Interior changes include front seats that are 5% (on average) longer than in the equivalent current Pegasus model, re-configuration of furniture increases the available floor space by 10%, Kitchen worktop space also benefits from a 10% increase and fridge capacity in the single axle models has increased by 30%, with the exception of the Bailey Pegasus Modena.
The model summary
Pegasus Genoa 2-Berth end washroom £16,999.00
Pegasus Modena NEW 4-Berth compact fixed double bed end washroom £16,999.00
Pegasus Verona 4-Berth fixed double bed end washroom £17,999.00
Pegasus Brindisi NEW 4-Berth transverse island bed end washroom £17,999.00
Pegasus Rimini 4-Berth fixed twin single bed end washroom £17,999.00
Pegasus Ancona REVISED 5-Berth fixed bunk end washroom £17,999.00
Pegasus Palermo NEW 5-Berth fixed bunk end washroom (twin axle) £19,799.00
Prices are ex-works and include VAT but exclude a delivery charge.
With more space, more home comforts and improved heating and seating over previous Pegasus models, consideration given to unladen weights, practicality and user friendliness, this range has many merits over previous Pegasus models and is now knocking on the stable door of the Unicorn.
For more information: www.baileyofbristol.co.uk/caravans/pegasus/